Thursday, June 30, 2011


So I read the book Torment by Lauren Kate last week. It is the second book in her Fallen series. If you haven't read the first book in the series, Fallen, yet then I suggest reading that before this. You can also look at my blog post about the first novel too.  I'll try my best not to spoil anything from the first book in my summary, but no promises. You have been warned!

So in the second book Luce is put into yet another boarding school called Shoreline. Daniel puts her there in order to keep her safe from the Outcasts, a group of immortals that want to kill Luce. While she is being hidden at the school she is determined to learn more about her past lives. Since Daniel refuses to tell her anything she must do it on her own. With the help of her new Nephilim friends she searches for answers about who she was in her past lives. She ends up getting in a lot of trouble and risks her life in the process. There are also some appearances by her old fallen angel friends from Sword & Cross.

I thought this book was alright, I think that maybe I'm just not a fan of the whole fallen angel thing. I only read it because i read the first one, but to be honest I didn't enjoy it all that much. I found that it was a little slow. If you read the first one and liked it then definitely read the second one. However, if you read the first one and didn't like it, I'd say save yourself some time, and go on to the next book!


Hot Yoga

I just recently started going to hot yoga. I found a groupon for $30 for a month of unlimited classes at Bikrams. I'll be honest, and even though I hear so many good things from so many people, I really wasn't expecting to enjoy it that much. Boy, was I wrong!

I absolutely love it. The first class was very difficult, and i had to sit down and take a break a few times. But I went the very next day and was able to do the whole 90 minutes without taking a break.

The room is extremely hot, and you sweat like crazy. So it's really important to stay hydrated throughout the day and drink lot and lots of water.

If you've never done yoga before than you don't know that it is in a class room that looks like a dance class room, with mirrors all over the walls. While you are doing the poses you are supposed to look yourself in the eyes in the mirror. At first I found this very difficult, but now, I love it. It's so peaceful and so grounding. Looking at yourself in the eyes, and forgetting about all of the other people in the room is the greatest thing. Although, what makes it even better, is that when you are not sure if you are doing something right, you can just look at the person next to you or in front of you to see what you are doing wrong.

Even after doing this for about two weeks, and only going to a handful of classes, I feel amazing. I feel so much better about myself, and I have so much more confidence. I have also found that I am a lot more calm.

I am really excited to keep going and getting even more and better results!

I recommend that everyone try hot yoga! But, even though its tough, don't give up after one class. Give it at least 3 or 4 classes to really give yourself a chance to decide if its for you or not.